Attention Undergraduates and High School Science Teachers!
Bowie State University Presents an NSF-funded Program
Undergraduate and High School Science Teachers Biotechnology I&II 2013 Summer Institute. Biotechnology I targets undergrads while Biotechnology II targets high school teachers, respectively.
Click here to apply online
Biotechnology I Summer Institute: June 3-June 14, 2013
Biotechnology II Summer Institute: June 17-28, 2013
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Lunch will be provided.
(Please note that you may apply for only one session of the institute. The first session is tailored for undergraduate students and the second session is tailored for high school science teachers.)
Bowie State University, University of Maryland College Park and the National Science Foundation are providing summer laboratory experience for undergraduate students (especially minorities) and high school science teachers in the field of biotechnology. The goals of the biotechnology summer institute are to: promote the interest of students in biotechnology as an alternative career path; provide research experience for students to succeed in postgraduate education; train personnel to serve in the burgeoning biotechnology industry in the State of Maryland and the nation; and reach out to the youth in high schools by providing teachers additional skills in biotechnology to augment their capacity to prepare students to succeed in college. Upon completion, participants will earn a stipend of $200 and a certificate of participation.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS INSTITUTE
Biotechnology has significantly evolved in the last 2 decades due in part to the contributions of the Human Genome Project and advances in recombinant DNA technology. These developments are transforming the fields of Forensics, Health, Energy, and Agricultural Sciences. Teachers and students who complete this institute will be acquainted with the tools and techniques of modern biotechnology.
The institute will be presented by Dr. George Ude, Principal Investigator, who has over 18 years of high school and college teaching and research experiences. Also, the PI's that are involved from the University of Maryland and are collaborating with Dr. Ude are: Dr. Gary D. Coleman, Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture; Dr. Ganesh Sriram, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Dr. Jianhua Zhu, Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture.
February 18, 2013 Registration starts
April 30, 2013 Deadline for application
May 10, 2013 Acceptance letters posted
June 3,2013 Biotechnology I Summer Institute begins
June 14, 2013 Biotechnology I Summer Institute ends
June 17, 2013 Biotechnology II Summer Institute begins
June 28, 2013 Biotechnology II Summer Institute ends
The following laboratory experiments will be conducted:
a. Lab 1: DNA Extraction
b. Lab 2: PV92, PCR/Informatics Kit
c. Lab 3: GMO Investigator
d. Lab 4: pGLO Bacterial Transformation
e. Lab 5: Forensic DNA Fingerprinting
f. Lab 6: GFP Purification
g. Lab 7: Comparative Proteomics 1: Protein Profiling
h. Lab 8: Comparative Proteomics II: Western Blotting
The labs will be held in Room 002 and the lectures will be held in Room 114 at the Crawford Science Building.
Dr. George Ude
Crawford Science Building, Office 003A,
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715